Year: 1999 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.5, no.3, (1999), p.233-239 SIEC No: 19990354

The central finding of this paper is that the suicide rate in East Germany declined by about 1/3 after the reunification of Germany. The suicide rate in West Germany declined by 1/4. Possibly the political liberation and the drop in fatalistic suicide, accounts for this decline in suicide rates.